Hi all... Don't have too much time to write right now, but I wanted to share that I think I've turned a corner regarding the situation with V. Not to disappoint the fans of my romcom, but with some distance and introspection (and relative silence on V's part) my crush has died down, and I'm thinking more sensibly that even if "something" could happen with her, it's not a good idea. Of course, who knows what will happen when she gets back to town. Seeing her will surely get the crush going again, but I really think I have to treat our relationship as a friendship. I think it has been very one-sided so far. She's a great person but with lots of turmoil and needs. Considering everything I'm going through, trying to make it into something more than friendship is probably a disaster waiting to happen. And I don't want to lose her and her kids completely. We will see how things go when she is back. My current thought is that I might be able to just light-heartedly mention that I developed quite a crush on her over the summer but I know she is straight so she needn't worry about it. Something along those lines. In the meantime, there is another woman (4 doors away on my block) who is paying lots of attention to me, and we will be going out one night soon. I'm not 100% sure she is gay, but all signs point to that being a strong possibility. I get a distinctly "not straight" vibe from her, and she is very eager to get to know me alone and with alcohol involved. So, hmmm. I find her extremely attractive, so I'm going to explore where that might be headed. We shall see.